Appendicula kaniensis Schltr. 1912 SECTION Chaunodesme

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Cool EARLYSummer

Common Name The Kani Range Appendicula

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short to stolon-like rhizome giving rise to terete, densely leafy stems carrying numerous, erect-patent to suberect, ligulate, obliquely obtuse, with small, apical mucron leaves that blooms in the early summer on a terminal, 1.2" [3 cm] long, sublaxly 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with patent, lanceolate, acuminate, equal to the flower in length floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellowish with the petals flushed with red.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide